See Everybody's Favorite Puzzle Game 'Portal' Played in Augmented Reality

Kenny Wang

Game developer uses Microsoft's HoloLens to bring Valve's ideas to the real world

Game developer uses Microsoft's HoloLens to bring Valve's ideas to the real world


With its simple premise - using two portals to solve puzzles - and trademark humor Portal is one of the all-time greats of gaming history. Now a smart developer has combined it with Microsoft's augmented reality headset HoloLens for a serious upgrade.

Kenny Wang (a game developer from Toronto) won't just make you want to replay Portal, he'll almost make you want to cough up the $3000 it currently costs for a HoloLens development kit. Almost.  

This isn't his first cool augmented reality idea either, he set gamer hearts aflutter back in November with PokeLens, a RPG battle system for Pokemon that also used the HoloLens. 

Microsoft hasn't given us a consumer release date for HoloLens yet or even put a heavy emphasis on the gaming potential of the technology, but Wang is doing great work as an ambassador for its future potential.